Looking After Your Lawn This September

Create a new lawn from turf or seed, autumn weather is favourable for good lawn establishment.

Carry out essential lawn maintenance to avoid waterlogging and compaction. Aerate your lawn with a garden fork, removing thatch from the surface with a rake and repairing dead patches. Use a specialist lawn scarifier if you have a large area to cover.

Apply a special lawn top-dressing after carrying out maintenance work.

Feed your lawn with an autumn fertiliser which is rich in potassium and low in nitrogen.

Raise the height of your mower blades as grass growth slows down.

Top Tip:

Control lawn chafes or leatherjackets with biological control (nematodes).

This Month's Key Tips
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  • Pick autumn raspberries.
  • Plant trees and shrubs in autumn - will give them the best start to let the roots settle in before new spring growth.
  • Keep up with watering of new plants.
  • Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway.